Allied Warships

HMS Porcupine (G 93)

Destroyer of the P class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantG 93 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered20 Oct 1939 
Laid down26 Dec 1939 
Launched10 Jun 1941 
Commissioned31 Aug 1942 
End service9 Dec 1942 

HMS Porcupine (Cdr. George Scott Stewart, RAN) was torpedoed on 9 December 1942 north east of Oran, Algeria in position 36º40'N, 00º04'W by the German submarine U-602 and declared a total loss.

Scrapped at Plymouth on 6 May 1946.  

Hit by U-boat
A total loss on 9 Dec 1942 by U-602 (Schüler).

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Commands listed for HMS Porcupine (G 93)

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1Cdr. George Scott Stewart, RAN5 Jun 194219 Jan 1943

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Notable events involving Porcupine include:

11 Nov 1942
The British destroyer HMS Porcupine (Cdr. G.S. Stewart, RAN), the British escort destroyer HMS Albrighton (Lt. R.J. Hanson, DSC, DSO, RN) and the Dutch destroyer HrMs Isaac Sweers (Capt. W. Harmsen, RNethN) together rescue 238 survivors from the Dutch troop transport Nieuw Zeeland that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-380 about 80 miles east of Gibraltar in position 35°57'N, 03°58'W.

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British destroyers & frigates

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